Learning to let go of material things is a rejuvenating experience. As you let go, it helps you to better appreciate and value the things you hold onto, and it breaths room for more things to come into your life (not necessarily more material goods, but things you want and need to fill your being). Holding on to too much baggage weighs us down and keeps us from moving forward.
It is still January, a time to start new. Clear out the unimportant and unnecessary in your life and make way for some good things to come.